That's a question lots of other people are asking themselves right now.
According to http://www.emedicinehealth.com
30 - 50% of the general population has insomnia. The percentage is even higher among alcoholics, the aged, and mental patients. I used to pride myself on being just another sad statistic among the general population, but lately I think I'm beginning to slip into one or both of the last two categories. I'm not an alcoholic, but I might consider it if I thought it would help.
That same article says insomnia is a sympton, not a standalone disorder. Great. Now I have something else to worry about: a symptom of WHAT? Sounds like it could be just about anything. The site lists at least a hundred possible causes, ranging from jet lag to brain tumor. Wait...there's a section on food, too. What you eat can keep you awake. Well, I knew that. Chili keeps me awake, for instance. But I didn't eat chili tonight.
The medical articles don't mention email, facebook, twitter, or blogging as possible causes. Are they causes? Or does insomnia itself result in excessive online involvement?
Am I excessively involved? Or just trying to keep up....
Never mind. I'm going back to bed. Right now.